Around 74% of British adults have had at least one tooth removed by a dentist and 6% have no natural teeth at all.
Therefore, it’s easy to say that many Brits need dental work. And since they are missing teeth, they most likely require dental implants.
Luckily, getting dental implants usually provides a greater quality of life overall.
So, if you’re interested in getting dental implants, keep reading for a description of the types of dental implants available for you!
Dental implants are surgically inserted to substitute the root of the tooth. An abutment is usually placed on top of the implant, then the replacement tooth is connected.
These implants are usually used for missing or damaged teeth. People also opt to get these implants for appearance, oral health, or comfort.
Thus, picking the right type of implant is crucial in the success of your dental health.
An endosteal implant, the most common type, is inserted into the bone. They are usually made of titanium and shaped like screws. They are the most stable and natural feeling of the options.
First, the implants are carefully inserted by drilling into the jawbone and anchoring down the artificial root. Your bone and soft tissue will need to heal before the treatment can continue.
Once healed, a post is connected to the implant and the artificial tooth is then placed over the post. This is usually done for those who have strong jawbones.
A subperiosteal implant does not go all the way into your bone. This implant is set under your gum and on top of the jawbone. These are for patients with jaw problems and are not as sturdy as an endosteal.
Instead of screws, a metal framework makes up the structure of the implant. After being set, you will heal and the implant will begin fusing to your bone as the root.
After completely fused, your artificial tooth will sit atop the posts. This is usually done for those who have many missing teeth in a row.
Mini Implants for Dentures
Mini implants, also known as Temporary Anchorage Devices, are common implants that work to anchor whole dentures in place. These implants are more shallow and less stable than previously mentioned.
For this procedure, your dentist will space the mini implants out over the area that the dentures will cover. The dentures are then placed on top of the implants. This also provides a more permanent hold than removable dentures.
Since these do not fuse and secure to the bone very well, they can be removed if necessary.
Book Your Implant Appointment Today!
Whether it’s for confidence or chewing needs, dental implants can drastically change how you live your life.
And you’ll be on your way to smiling bigger than ever in no time!
So, book a dental consultation with us today so we can help with your implant needs!